Centric Parts hires trio

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Updated May 6, 2015

Centric Parts has hired three new members to its management staff.

The moves are being made to keep apace of Centric’s steady growth in both the scale and scope of its North American operations.

Centric Parts says the new team members include: Srinivas (Sri) Adusumilli, vice president information technology; Alan Leukhardt, engineering manager; Mohit (Moe) Uppal, vice president global supply chain management.

“We feel we’ve positioned ourselves very well to manage our current and future growth,” says Centric President and CEO, Dan Lelchuk. “The addition of these key new team members adds even more strength to our management team. Alan, Sri and Moe bring with them considerable expertise in certain key areas, supporting Centric’s push to stay ahead of the competition.”

Adusumilli arrives with more than 20 years of IT leadership. His experience includes stints at Hino Motors USA as head of IT and most recently with Dana Corporation as Global IT leader. He assumes responsibility for the many IT projects in process now, as well as spearheading efforts related to QA, MRP and ERP solutions appropriate for the growing business, the company says.

Leukhardt brings more than 25 years of Engineering and Quality Management experience including all of the required phases of TS 16949 and APQP. He assumes immediate responsibility for managing current projects within the engineering department, as well as working on developing new opportunities and technologies, and expanding and strengthening Centric’s capabilities in both brake and chassis, the company says.

Uppal comes to Centric with more than 15 years of experience in new product launch management, encompassing global procurement, vendor/purchasing/inventory management, lean manufacturing strategies, production, P/L responsibility, IT leadership and more. He assumes responsibility for corporate-wide procurement strategies, focusing on forecasting, processes, technology, analysis, supplier scorecards, optimizing working capital as it relates to inventory, acquisition integration and more, the company says.

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